27 dead as typhoon batters Vietnam

AFP 11/05/2017

At least 27 people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after Typhoon Damrey barreled into Vietnam, authorities said Sunday, damaging tens of thousands of homes and submerging highways days before the country welcomes world leaders…

Nearing typhoon brings heavy rain, wind

AFP 10/23/2017

A powerful typhoon barreled toward Japan on Sunday, prompting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to order his government on alert as millions struggled to the polls for a national election. Typhoon Lan, described as “very large and very…

STRANDED IN CEBU

Agnes B. Alpuerto, Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/20/2017

After spending two months in Cebu as part of her internship program, tourism student Marisa Redoloza was excited to go back to her hometown in Naval, Leyte, yesterday. But the prevailing bad weather yesterday dampened her mood…

Rescue operation ongoing for Bohol-bound ferry

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/20/2017

DEVELOPING STORY: A roll-on-and-roll-off (RORO) ferry bound for the town of Tubigon, Bohol is now being rescued after seawaters entered the vessel. The Cebu Station of PCG confirmed to Cebu Daily News that M/V Lite Ferry 26…

Chinese army mobilized as typhoon death toll rises in Macau

AFP 08/26/2017

The Chinese army on Friday joined relief efforts in Macau where at least nine people died after a huge typhoon ripped through the gambling hub, as troops were drafted in to clear piles of debris still blocking…

Typhoon Hato leaves 16 dead

AFP 08/24/2017

The death toll from Severe Typhoon Hato rose to at least 16 Thursday after the storm left a trail of destruction across southern China, blacking out Macau’s mega-casinos and battering Hong Kong’s skyscrapers. Eight died in the…

Fire breaks out in Mandaue, Cebu cities

Doris C. Bongcac 04/16/2017

Amid heavy rains spawn by tropical depression Crising (now downgraded to low pressure area), a fire broke out at 11 p.m. near Toyota Motors in Sitio San Vicente Ferrer, Barangay Tabok in Mandaue City, damaging at least…

SSS extends help to victims of typhoon Nina

PR 02/21/2017

TO show that the Social Security System (SSS) cares for its members and pensioners, the pension fund distributed relief goods to 1,000 families from four barangays in Bicol- Magurang, Alnay, Basud and Gabon- which were affected by…

Calamity resilient center at the Capitol

Izobelle T. Pulgo 02/14/2017

AN earthquake- and typhoon-resilient concrete building in the Capitol compound will serve as the provincial government’s emergency operations center. Baltazar Tribunalo, chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), said the center will serve…

7th edition of ‘Run for a Healthy Heart’ held

Glendale G. Rosal 02/12/2017

THE 7th “Run for a Healthy Heart” of the Maria Montessori International School (MMIS) with some 1,300 participants was held last Saturday afternoon at the grounds of the AFP Central Command in Barangay Apas, Cebu City. Students…

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